Acidic and basic groups

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Acidic and basic groups

Post by x-disturbed-x » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:04 pm

out of these groups: carboxyl, hydroxyl, hydrocarbon chain, methyl, ketone.

which group(s) - there may be more than one for each:

1 - increase a molecule's solubility?
2 - is an acidic group?
3 - is a basic group?
4 - is a reducing group?

thanks

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Post by James » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:38 pm

Solubility depends on polarity and interactions between solute and solvent, acids are proton donors, bases are proton acceptors, reducing groups can donate e-. Work it out.

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